Thursday, March 28, 2013

Ready For Love on NBC

Ready For Love on NBC: Even @EvaLongoria knows dating is hard @ReadyforLove enlists 3 Matchmakers starts 4/9 at 9/8c bit.ly/10i0Je3 


Ready for Love



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Plant Therapy Review and Giveaway

Disclosure: I receive sample(s) for purpose of testing and review. My opinions are my own and may differ from those of your own. 

I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.” 


Plant Therapy Essential Oils


I recently had the opportunity to work with Plant Therapy and review their 14 Essential Oil Set. 

This 14 Essential Oil Set (7 Synergies and 7 Singles) Includes 100% Pure, Therapeutic Grade of: Sensual , Energy, Germ Fighter, Relax, Immune-Aid, Tranquil, Invigor-Aid, Lavender, Peppermint, Eucalyptus, Tea Tree, Orange, Lemon & Cinnamon. Each are 10 ml each. 

14 Essential Oil Set (7 Synergies and 7 Singles) Includes 100% Pure, Therapeutic Grade of: Sensual , Energy, Germ Fighter, Relax, Immune-Aid, Tranquil, Invigor-Aid, Lavender, Peppermint, Eucalyptus, Tea Tree, Orange, Lemon & Cinnamon. 10 ml each.


The use of essential oils is a hot topic right now so I was excited to get to do this review.  
There are many benefits to using essential oils and I thought I would outline a few in my review.

Lavender oil’s soft scent is said to help calm the nervous system and improve sleep quality. I added a few drops to my pillows and seem to feel a bit more relaxed at bedtime and more rested when I wake up in the morning. 

Tea Tree oil is an excellent natural remedy for hundreds of bacterial and fungal skin ailments including insect bites, rashes, dandruff and other minor wounds and irritations. Living in the country where ticks are a problem, Tea Tree oil is essential for me. I like to mix 2 parts almond oil, 1 part water and 2 oz of tea tree into a spray bottle and spray myself before working in the garden. Plant Therapy's Tea Tree Oil has a cleaner scent than some of the other Tea Tree oils I have used in the past so this was a much more enjoyable experience. 

I was also sent a document that gave me 31 different ways to use their essential oil. One of my favorites is the facial scrub recipe:

Take 2 - 3 teaspoons raw oats and crush into smaller bits either by hand or in a grinder. Mix the dry oats with pure honey and 1/4 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar until it forms a smooth mixture. Add more honey as needed. Then add 1 drop of Basil oil to the mixture. For problem skin you can replace the Basil Essential Oil with Tea Tree or Plant Therapy’s Acne-Fighter Synergy which has Tea Tree in it.

I am researching ways to use each essential oil in my kit. I want to explore more home remedies using essential oils as well. There are also many household cleaning and re-freshening recipes using many of the oils that I am excited to try! I am completely satisfied with my review product and recommend Plant Therapy for all of your essential oil needs.

Plant Therapy has generously agreed to give one lucky reader the chance to try this 14 Essential Oil Set valued at $54.95!
Giveaway open to US Residents ages 18+, Void Where Prohibited. Giveaway Ends 4/5/13 at 12 am EST.

Enter on the Rafflecopter Form Below. Good Luck!

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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Easter Flash Giveaway Ends 3~30

Welcome to the Easter Flash Giveaway!

Organized by Mom to Bed by 8

I have teamed up with some of your favorite bloggers to bring you this flash giveaway! The Easter Favorite Candies Pail includes all the classic candies that always made good times great! From Chocolate Bunnies to Dubble Bubble Gum, Tootsie Rolls, Twizzlers, Skittles and so much more. A true something for everyone Easter treat. I'm excited to be a part of this giveaway! Enter to win on the Rafflecopter form below. Good Luck!

One lucky reader will receive an Easter Favorite Classic Candies Pail.

Giveaway ends March 30th at 11:59pm, open to US residents, ages 18+. To enter please use the Rafflecopter form below. Good luck!
Disclosure: I received no compensation for this publication. My opinions are my own and may differ from those of your own. Down South Savings is not responsible for sponsor prize shipment. Please contact teri@mompoweredmedia.com with questions or to see your business or blog featured on the next big event!

Kobo Arc Giveaway Ends 4~15

Welcome to the Kobo Arc Giveaway!

Organized by Mom to Bed by 8
Hosted by: and Capri’s Coupons, Spaceships and Laser Beams, Stay a Stay at Home Mom, The Penny Hoarder, Powered By Mom, Baby Costcutters and Iowa Mom.

Down South Savings has teamed up with some of your favorite bloggers to bring you this great giveaway! Check out all of the details in the post and enter to win on the Rafflecopter form below. Good Luck to you all!

KOBO ARC – READS YOU LIKE A BOOK

The Kobo Arc 64GB offers booklovers a competitively featured Android 4.0 multimedia tablet with a new way to discover content – books, movies, TV shows, music, web pages and more. With a Kobo-developed interface called Tapestries, Kobo Arc gives consumers an exciting new way to discover content. Using an intelligent cross-media recommendations engine, Tapestries responds to the user’s “pinned” content to recommend related videos, movies, books, webpages and other related content. Tapestries makes it easy to discover new personal multimedia recommendations with little effort as the engine learns what consumers love – and brings them more.

The 7” high-definition display delivers crisp, sharp text and with 16-million colours bring photos and videos to life. With front-facing speakers with SRS TruMedia, a built-in microphone and high-resolution 1.3 MP camera to take photos and videos, the Kobo Arc offers up to 10 hours of continuous reading or video play, and two weeks on standby. With Google Play, Kobo Arc users have access to more than 600,000 apps and much-loved pre-loaded apps including Facebook, Twitter, Rdio, Zinio and PressReader.


One lucky reader will receive a Kobo Arc 64GB.

Giveaway ends April 15th at 11:59pm, open to US & Canadian residents, ages 18+. 
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Salt and Pepper Shaker Set for $11!


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$100 Flash Giveaway Event! Ends 4~3


Welcome to the 7 Day Flash $100 Giveaway!

Organized by: Baby Costcutters and Mom to Bed by 8

We have done it again! I have teamed up with some of your favorite bloggers to bring you this special giveaway! There are no pages to "like" or "follow".....just leave comments!

One lucky reader will receive their choice of $100 via paypal or a $100 Amazon eGift Code!

Giveaway ends April 3rd at 11:59pm, open to worldwide, ages 18+. To enter please use the Rafflecopter form below. Good luck!

Disclosure: I received no compensation for this publication. My opinions are my own and may differ from those of your own. Down South Savings is not responsible for sponsor prize shipment.

Please contact tina@babycostcutters.com with questions or to see your business or blog featured on the next big event!

Monday, March 25, 2013

Baker Creek Seeds Introduction


The time is finally here! We've been working on getting our garden spots tilled up and ready to plant all of the delicious fruits and vegetables that we enjoy. I am a little more excited this year than usual because I will be planting Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds! All of their seed are non-hybrid, non-GMO, non-treated and non-patented.


I will be receiving the Home Gardener's Collection that includes: 1 Bean, 1 Carrot, 1 Eggplant, 1 Garden Peas, 2 Herbs, 1 Hot Pepper, 1 Lettuce, 1 Melon, 1 Salad Blend, 1 Onion, 1 Oriental Greens, 1 Radish, 1 Snow Peas, 1 Spinach, 2 Sweet Peppers, 2 Tomatoes, 1 Turnip and the Baker Creek Vegan Cookbook.


Just look at how beautiful their vegetables are!

Cinnamon Lettuce

Corn

Shishigatani (Asian pumpkin)

These photos are taken from their site just to show you the beauty. I will be updating my blog throughout the gardening season with photos of my own. 

Baker Creek carries one of the largest selections of seeds from the 19th century, including many Asian and European varieties. The company has become a tool to promote and preserve our agricultural and culinary heritage. Our company and seeds have been featured in The New York Times, The Associated Press, Oprah Magazine, Martha Stewart, and many others. Gardeners can request a free 212-page color catalog that now mails to 350,000 gardeners nationally.


I hope that you will follow me through my 2013 Gardening Journal. I look forward to sharing it with you! Don't forget to click on the link above to get your free color catalog. The pictures in the catalog will absolutely amaze you!



Signature Sleep Contour 8 Mattress Giveaway

Welcome to the "Out With the Old... In With A New"
Signature Sleep Contour 8 Mattress Giveaway
Sponsored by: Signature Sleep
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Hosted by:
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My Journey To Living Well 

I am pleased to be a part of this wonderful event! Check out the amazing review and enter to win on the widget below!

One lucky reader will win a Signature Sleep Contour 8 mattress of their very own, in their choice of size
{Full or Queen only}

According to a recent article by the CDC, Americans are not getting enough sleep and it is quickly becoming an epidemic.
Lack of sleep can often be caused by health problems, such as Obstructive Sleep Apnea or a neurological problem, but it can also be caused by simply having poor sleep habits. 
If you suffer from lack of sleep, that is not due to a health problem, there are several easy steps you can take to assure that you get the best sleep possible, according to a recent Harvard article 
Your mattress can make or break you when it comes to getting a restful nights sleep. We spend approximately 197,100 hours in bed, over our lifetime, so shouldn't those hours be spent on a comfortable mattress?! 
Signature Sleep mattresses are the product of years of innovation and commitment to quality. Signature Sleep offers a complete line of quality mattresses and accessories, guaranteed to satisfy every customer. For your convenience and cost savings.

You can get more info about Signature Sleep and read Adventures of a Midlife Mommy's full review HERE. 

Check out the easy PromoSimple form below to get your entries in... GOOD LUCK!

Giveaway Ends 4/8/13 @ 11:59 PM
Enter To WIN A Signature Sleep Contour 8 Mattress
DISCLAIMER: Down South Savings was not compensated for this publication and is not responsible for prize shipment.
Giveaway open to US residents 18+ only. Winner must provide shipping info {NO PO BOXES} within 48 hours of prize notification or risk prize forfeiture. Anyone caught trying to obtain multiple entries WILL BE DISQUALIFIED!

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Sunday, March 24, 2013

Rollie Review and Giveaway

Let me just start by saying I LOVE this thing! Lately I have been overwhelmed with work and didn't have a lot of time to open my Rollie, but when I did, I was hooked! Rollie is a vertical grill by Kalorik. The fast, easy, pan free way to make perfect eggs every time.

We started by making what my kids call "Pancakes on a stick". I cooked my sausage links first and put each one on it's own skewer. I then mixed my pancake batter. I sprayed the chamber with non stick cooking oil (very important). Then I added 1/4 cup of pancake batter to the chamber and inserted my sausage skewer. I gave each one about 8 minutes to cook and removed it from the Rollie. PERFECTION! My entire family loved them! I had one piece of sausage left after every had eaten so I cracked an egg into my Rollie and inserted the sausage skewer in the middle. I then added a little pinch of shredded cheese and when it was done, the skewer rose out of the Rollie to perfection!



My only complaint is it takes quiet a bit of time. It took about an hour for me to make breakfast for 6 but they didn't seem to mind when they saw the end result. I need about a 4 chambered Rollie! The possibilities and recipe ideas are endless and I cannot wait to play around with it more!



Check out the Rollie Commercial Below!



The generous folks over at Kalorik have agreed to give one lucky reader a Rollie of their own! BUT to make it even better, my friend Couponing As A Lifestyle and I are joining ours so there will be TWO lucky winners!! Check out her full review here.

 Can't wait for the giveaway to end? Buy it HERE now!

Giveaway open to residents of the US only. Void Where Prohibited. Giveaway Ends 4/8/13 @ 12:01 am

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Disclosure: I received the above mentioned product for review purposes only. All opinions are that of my own and may differ from those of your own. Down South Savings is not responsible for sponsor prize fulfillment. 

Gina Howard Origami Owl Review/Giveaway! Ends 3/29

Gina Howard Origami Owl Review/Giveaway!




I could not be any more excited to be able to bring this giveaway to you and give one of you a chance to be the proud owner of such a special piece of jewelry. Gina is the most amazingly sweet, wonderful Independent Designer and will happily help you create the most touching and gorgeous Living Locket. Creating your Living Locket can be done easily in just a few simple steps: Step 1 - Charms Tell your story in a way that only you can. Begin creating your Living Locket by choosing charms that represent important things to you. These are just some of the many beautiful charms you can pick from to tell your story. 



Step 2 - Lockets Step 3 - Chains Step 4 - Plates Step 5 - Dangles




One very lucky fan will win a a medium silver locket with or without crystals, 2 charms of their choice and a 18" silver ball station chain.!! 


Please make sure you show Gina tons of love on her facebook page to thank her for this amazing prize! 



Only for US Residents age 18 or older! Enter on the Rafflecopter below! Good Luck!!!

Disclosure: I received no compensation for this publication. My opinions are my own and may differ from those of your own. Down South Savings is not responsible for sponsor prize shipment.

Saturday, March 23, 2013

FREE Santoku Knife. Just pay $3 Shipping!


Cooking Pleasures has a great new intro offer: Get the all-purpose Santoku cooking knife FREE! Pay just $3.00 shipping and handling $100 total value!

Yaz Injury Legal Center



If you or someone you know has taken Yaz this may be worth looking into!


Yaz is a popular birth control pill which has been linked to serious injuries such as heart attack, stroke, kidney damage, pulmonary embolism and death. The Yaz Injury Legal Center can help.

$500 Whole Foods Market Gift Card Giveaway


Enter to win the Great Big $500 Whole Foods Market Gift Card Giveaway from Whole Mom

How To Protect The Beauty Of Laminate Or Vinyl “Hardwood” Floors



Even though laminate and vinyl flooring is very durable and retains its beauty well under a great deal of use, there is some maintenance that must be performed. In order to retain the beautiful look of hardwood, floor coverings of all types will need some type of care in order to prevent damages and to retain their original condition. 

The amount of maintenance necessary can often be determined by the following factors:

·         the amount of traffic on the floor
·         the type of traffic that the flooring is exposed to
·         the color of the flooring
·         the type of flooring

Even Top Quality Floor Materials Require Some Maintenance

Too often, homeowners believe that their top-of-the-line flooring doesn’t need any particular care. For example, Engage floors and Konecto flooring can be highly resistant to stains, wear and tear, and other damages, with a little bit of preventative care and routine maintenance. A little maintenance can help these high quality flooring brands can live up to their greatest potential. Consider implementing the following protective, maintenance steps into your routine.

1. Provide extra attention to solid, light, or white colored flooring.
These colors typically show off any scuffs from normal wear more easily than other colors or patterns. In the same manner, scratches, worn areas, and stains will also show up more than on other flooring color choices.  As you approach the next steps of preventative maintenance, remember to provide particular attention to lighter-colored floors.
2. Protect your flooring from furniture legs and buttons, etc.
Heavy couches, tables, and entertainment centers can leave dents, scratches, or tears in your laminate or vinyl floor. In order to prevent these damages, use flat, non-staining cups under the legs of furniture and any appliances. Any rolling chairs should be fitted with casters. By distributing the weight of the furniture and legs on a broader surface, you can prevent many damages from destroying the beauty and strength of your floor.

3. Recognize the harmful effects of dirt and tracked-in grit.
Imagine the damage that would happen to your floor if you wore shoes with sandpaper on the soles. No homeowner would purposely harm their floor this way, yet everyday people walk onto their floors with the same type of grit stuck to the bottom of their shoes. It is easy enough to prevent the wear and tear that occurs when you or your family walks into the home from outside; placing floor mats at the entrances of your home will often allow you to trap the grains of dirt and other grit before it can damage your floor. This is a particularly good piece of advice for owners of QuickStep floors that look like beautiful hardwoods.

4. Clean up spills immediately.
Both of the floor systems previously mentioned will resist stains very well. However, it is always good to develop the habit of cleaning up spills immediately. As staining materials are left, there is a greater potential for the color to soak into the floor, leaving a permanent stain. Treat other dirt and debris with the same persistence. Daily sweeping and regular mopping will go a long way toward keeping your floor looking its best.
When you have chosen a beautiful floor for your home, you want to protect that high quality appearance. By providing routine maintenance, you can enjoy the look of hardwood with the convenience of laminate or vinyl for many years.

Friday, March 22, 2013

80 Bites App Review

"Have you been a promiscuous dieter? Dabbled in every gluten-free, carb-less, points-based plan or detox known to man without seeing results? 80Bites is about to become your BFF! Our 12-week online plan will give you the tools to eat less food, less often – for good. With 80Bites, you’ll meet your weight loss goals and show your stomach some long overdue respect. Here’s to a stomach-friendly future!"

Check out the  animated rap video featuring the 80Bites mascot, Sam Stomach!


I recently had the opportunity to review 80Bites. I downloaded the app on my iPad and every time I take a bite I simply hit the "Bite" button  and it counts my bites. The goal is 80 bites per day! When I'm finished I hit "Done" It's basically a way to count your bites and lets you know when you've reached your amount of bites so you don't continue to eat. 
This takes willpower if you're used to eating more than 80 Bites. You have to want to slow down! It helps with weight loss and not overdoing your stomach and digestive system.  My problem is not how much I eat, it's more in WHAT I eat and my drink choices. I'm a huge fan of carbonated drinks and that just does not help in weight loss. So cutting back on those and using the 80Bites app has definitely been a big positive in my life. 

Many people have reported stopping the more expensive dieting systems and replacing it with 80Bites. There have been testimonies or lower blood sugar and less medicines being used in Diabetics as well! Overall, this is a great app to help you reach your weight loss and healthier living goals. Don't have a smart phone? You can also do the online version of 80Bites here. You can find 80 Bites on Facebook and Twitter @80Bites 

Disclosure: I received the above mentioned products for review purposes only. All opinions are those of my own and may differ from those of your own.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Carls Jr Coupon

Carl's Jr.


Sign up for Carl's JR e-Club and receive a printable coupon for a FREE small fry and small drink with purchase of any Six Dollar Burger™ at regular price.




Down South Savings receives free products for review purposes, and may sometimes be compensated for posts. Posts may also contain affiliate (marketing) links . All opinions expressed are solely from Down South Savings and were not and will not be influenced by any form of compensation. 
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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

#milkunleashed Twitter Party

milk unleashed #milkunleashed Blogger Only Giveaway ends 3/25 @ 3pm PST

It’s time to celebrate Nutrition Month, win some Visa Gift Cards, more prizes, pick up some nutrition tips and more!

In honor of National Nutrition Month in March, we’re talking about Milk Unleashed – an educational campaign to encourage families to incorporate more milk in their kids’ diets. Milk has been unleashed for the convenience of moms everywhere. A great source of protein, calcium and Vitamin D and dubbed Milk Unleashed, it is Grade A, real milk that is packaged in a shelf safe Tetra Pak milk box (similar to a juice box or carton of soup).


Twitter Party Info Who: You, your family, your family’s family, your friends, your friend’s friends What: #milkunleashed Twitter Party When:Tuesday March 26,2013 at 5pm PT/8pm ET Where: Twitter, TweetGrid: http://bit.ly/16F1cw0 an easier way to follow along on the twitter party! Hashtag: #milkunleashed Follow: @mompoweredmedia, @PowerbyMomBlog, @MomtoBedby8, @BabyCostcutters & @larafield Prizes: TWO $50 Visa or MasterCard Gift Cards and FIVE more Prize packs! RSVP Here http://bit.ly/147CwwK


Questions: Contact Michelle at poweredbymomblog@gmail.com

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Little Me Big Event Giveaway Ends 4~15



Multiple birth is a joyous occasion that is understood and cherished by Little Me. Understanding that expecting a multiple birth is both a magical and a worrisome time in your life; they would like to help you focus on the double, triple, quadruple… adorable smiles and giggles you’ll have coming to you times many!
Little Me is offering a “Welcome to the World” gift after your multiple child birth. To receive your free gift please register for the Multiple Birth Program.
Enjoy!

Welcome to the BIG Little Me Giveaway!

Down South Savings has teamed up with some of your favorite bloggers to bring you this HUGE event! Check out all of the amazing details and enter to win on the Rafflecopter form below! Good Luck To You ALL!

Sponsored by Little Me - Organized by Mom Powered Media

Grand Prize $250 Little Me Gift Certificate

Five winners will receive a $100 Little Me Gift Certificate

Twenty winners will receive a $50 Little Me Gift Certificate

Giveaway ends April 15th at 11:59pm, open to US residents, ages 18+. 
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$100 Flash Giveaway! Ends 3~20

Mom to Bed by 8 welcomes you to the 7 Day Flash $100 Giveaway!

Organized by by: Mom to Bed by 8 and Baby Costcutters


We've done it again! I have teamed up with some of your favorite bloggers to give you the chance to win $100 just by giving us a couple comments! Use the Rafflecopter form below and follow the tasks listed to claim your entries! Good Luck to you ALL!

One lucky reader will receive their choice of $100 via paypal or a $100 Visa Gift Card!

Giveaway ends March 26th at 11:59pm, open to worldwide, ages 18+.

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Disclosure: I received no compensation for this publication. My opinions are my own and may differ from those of your own. Down South Savings is not responsible for sponsor prize shipment. Please contact teri@mompoweredmedia.com with questions or to see your business or blog featured on the next big event!

Tagger Crew Laptop Messenger Bag Prize Package Giveaway Endsd 4~2


Welcome to the Tagger Crew Laptop Messenger Bag Prize Package Giveaway

Sponsored by: Tagger Bags Organized by: Mom Powered Media
Special thanks to our wonderful co-hosts:
Mom to Bed by 8| Powered by Mom| Baby Costcutters|Frugality For Less | Swank Savings

Down South Savings has teamed up with some of your favorite bloggers to bring you this awesome giveaway! Who couldn't use an awesome Tagger Bag? I know I could! Here's a little info about Tagger. Check out the details and enter on the Rafflecopter Form below! Good Luck To You ALL!

About Tagger: Tagger offers a unique way to express yourself through your bags, laptop bags, and backpacks. They offer a wide variety of styles of bags to fit your needs. Really, the cool thing about Tagger Bags is that you can change them to match your style or mood for the day or design your perfect everyday bag!! *First you pick your perfect bag! *Then, you grab a few flaps you can change whenever you feel the mood! *Lastly, grab a few straps to match and mismatch when you like! Plus, the also offer sleeves for laptops, iPhones, and iPads. You can also grab a stash bag to put all your other items in like pencils, pens, markers, or anything else small.

Right now you can use the code TAGGERMPM to get 25% on all orders over $50.00 valid until 4-30-2013

One lucky winner will receive a Tagger Prize Pack including 1 bag, 2 flaps, and 2 straps!
Giveaway ends April 2nd at 11:59pm, open to Continental US only, ages 18+.


Disclosure: By entering this giveaway you agree to receive email communications from Tagger. I received no compensation for this publication. My opinions are my own and may differ from those of your own. Down South Savings is not responsible for prize shipment.
Please contact tina@babycostcutters.com with questions or to see your business or blog featured on the next big event!

Who Are You?


Tagged! I stumbled upon this post from The Klonopin Chronicles  and thought I'd give it a shot. We as bloggers do get asked a lot of questions about who we are and where we come from. So here ya go...

1.  Where were you born?  
Nashville, TN 

2.  Were you named after someone?    
Hah! Yeah. The 4th Month. My parent's weren't very creative.

3.  How many children do you have?  
Five. I birthed 4 of them myself and married the other.

4.  How many pets? 
Lots. 3 horses and 2 on the way, 5 goats and one still pregnant, 2 cats, 5 dogs, 3 hampsters, 2 frogs, tons of fish and chickens!

5.  What's the worst injury you ever sustained?  
No real injuries to report here 

6.  Do you have any special talents?  
That's easy. My Husband says I complain. A LOT

7.  Favorite thing to bake?   
Cupcakes! 

8.  Favorite food?  
Too many to name

9.  Would you bungee jump?  
Hell NO!

10.  What is the first thing you notice about people?  
 Their hair. Comes from a Cosmetology degree :/

11.  When was the last time you cried? 
Hmmm December

12.  Any current worries? 
None important enough to list

13.  Name 3 drinks you drink regularly.
Coffee.
Dr. Pepper
Cranberry Grape Juice

14.  What's your favorite book? 
I love Amish Stories

15.  Would you like to be a pirate?   
If I could go far far away. Alone. Then Yes

16.  Favorite smells?  
Lavender and Vanilla!

17.  Why do you blog?
It helps pass the time. I'm a stay at home Mom!

18.  What song do you want played at your funeral?
That is something I haven't really thought about. 

19.  What is your favorite thing about yourself?
My ability to write people off without thinking twice

20.  Favorite hobby?
Ummm Facebook.

21.  Name something you've done, you never thought you would do?
Married my Husband. Twice..

22.  What do you look for in a friend? 
Loyalty

23.  Favorite fun things to do?
Hang out with my family! There's never a dull moment around here! Trust Me.

24.  Pet peeves? 
Too many to name but listening to my Husband eat is at the top of the list!

25.  What's the last thing that made you laugh? 
My husband hit his funny bone on the chair this morning. I laughed my ass off!

Now you.  If you're a blogger that reads my blog, consider yourself tagged. 
And now we wait.

Dry-Me Bedwetting Alarm & 7 Steps to Nighttime Dryness Book Review/Giveaway Ends 3~22

Dry-Me Bedwetting Alarm & 7 Steps to Nighttime Dryness Book Review/Giveaway


Down South Savings has teamed up with a few of your favorite bloggers to bring you this special event. Review written by Couponing as a Lifestyle.

I had the opportunity to work with the Bedwetting Store and bring you this awesome review/giveaway. With 4 boys it should be no surprise that nighttime dryness has been an on going battle with a couple of my boys. One of them in particular struggles the most and honestly it did not seem like there was light at the end of the tunnel. I had discussed options with our pediatrician and none of those options were a good fit for us. Patience is something that is needed and lots of it. Most importantly recognizing that this is just a childhood issue and our sons already felt funny about it. I have always been very low key about it, not wanting to upset them further. But it is a battle that does need to be addressed and using the Dry-Me Bedwetting Alarm was really the right fit for us. The alarm is recommended for school-aged children ages 5 and up. First step that I highly recommend is also purchasing the 7 Steps to Nighttime Dryness Book. The book really explains everything and gives you the know how to prepare your child for ultimate success. Being able to build your child's confidence and take a few additional steps at night to ensure their dryness success is very key. My son came out of the gate with 4 nights dry when we first started. I am convinced that first 4 nights came from confidence alone. On the 5th night the Dry-Me Alarm was put to the test and it sure did work. Sure its been an ongoing process and we have still not gotten to our 14 nights dry in a row but we are pretty darn close. I know I am not the only parent out there that is battling this and we don't always want to talk about it. Notice i did not include my boys names in this as they would kill me!!! :) Because it is an issue for many of us, the Bedwetting Store has been gracious enough to help one other parent reach nighttime dryness by giving one lucky winner both the Dry-Me Bedwetting Alarm & 7 Steps to Nighttime Dryness Book. Follow all the steps and I assure you, your results will be fantastic! 


For those of you that don't win this amazing prize please check out the Bedwetting Store.... there are many options available to you, as well as some great money saving kits! Also check out their blog for some great articles

The giveaway ends on 3/22 at 11:59PM EST! Only for US Residents age 18 or older! Enter on the Rafflecopter below! Good Luck!!! 
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Disclosure: I received no compensation for this publication. My opinions are my own and may differ from those of your own. Down South Savings is not responsible for sponsor prize shipment.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Chromebook Giveaway! Ends 4~10


Welcome to the Chromebook Giveaway!

Organized by: Mom to Bed by 8 & Hosted by: Coupon Queen of Texas, Mommy May We?, MomStart, Mice In The Kitchen, Stay a Stay at Home Mom and Tech and Gadget News For Everyone.

Down South Savings has teamed up with some of your favorite bloggers to bring you this special event! Check out all of the great details the Chromebook has to offer and enter to win on the Rafflecopter form below! Good Luck!


The Samsung Chromebook 3G is a computer that helps you get everyday things done faster and easier. It starts in seconds, has virus protection built-in, and runs your favorite Google apps plus thousands more. The Chromebook comes with leading Google products, like Search, Gmail, YouTube and Hangouts, so you can work, play, and do whatever you want, right out of the box. You can easily share it with multiple people; switching accounts takes seconds, and everyone gets their own files, apps and settings. And it's simple to use. There's no setup, and your files are automatically backed up in the cloud. At just 2.4 pounds, 0.7 inches thin, and with over 6.5 hours of battery life, the Samsung Chromebook can go anywhere you go. It's built to stay cool, so it doesn't need a fan and runs silently. It also includes 100GB of free Google Drive storage (for 2 years), a built-in webcam, and dual band Wi-Fi to make it easy to connect to wireless networks.
No more waiting for an affordable laptop. Go Chrome Today!

One lucky reader will receive a Samsung Chromebook 3G.

Giveaway ends April 10th at 11:59pm, open to US and Canadian residents, ages 18+. 
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$20 to Spend on Bath and Body Products for $10

Coconut Body Butter Coconut Shower Cream

$20 to Spend on Bath and Body Products at The Body Shop for $10



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Build A Sign Magnetic Cards Review

I recently had the chance to work with Build A Sign and review their fridge magnet business cards. I customized mine for my blog and designed it using images from my computer. My cards arrived very timely and they were just as I had ordered. You can currently get (100) 2 X 3.5 magnets for only $19.99! This is a great price for the quality and the excellent customer service you'll receive!

I chose the magnets because people are more likely to keep them around vs a card. I will keep any magnet that I receive and stick it on my fridge to hold artwork or important information so I assume there are many people out there like me. I have handed these card magnets out to businesses that I frequent and have gained several followers as a result.


Proof

Build A Sign has many products to choose from! They specialize in Retractable Banners so be sure to check out their wide selection or start from scratch with your very own design! You can also customize wall decor with your own images! Head on over and check it out! The possibilities are endless!


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Flirty Aprons Review


Flirty Aprons

The oven is not the only thing that’s HOT in the kitchen anymore!


I recently had the opportunity to work with Flirty Aprons and review their Blue Chocolate Apron.

blue chocolate front with bow

Their fashionable, durable Original Style aprons are the perfect accessory for today’s busy woman. These durable, double-layered aprons were designed with the real woman in mind. Long, thick waist ties and a unique pattern allow women to adjust the tie length. Resulting in REAL WOMEN of every size, not just models, looking beautiful and feeling great.

My apron arrived very fast and was much more than I expected. It was not a thin, cheap looking apron that you find at many places these days. It was very fashionable and durable! My husband made comments as soon as I pulled it from it's packaging about how sexy it was! He also put in a few food orders. :/

 The ties on the apron are very long and allow me to bring it back around to the front and make a pretty bow with it.

Flirty Aprons make perfect gifts for those that may be hard to buy for as well! If they cook, they will love an apron from Flirty Aprons. Check out the Womens Holiday Aprons for gift giving ideas.

They have many items to choose from including Oven Mitts Men's Aprons and more!

BlueChoc OM Front                                           SM BBQ King Blk


Flirty Aprons  products are backed by a 30-day satisfaction guarantee policy. 

They offer Super Fast Shipping as well! All orders placed by 1pm EST are guaranteed to ship within 1 business day!

Since opening its first mall location in March of 2008, Flirty Aprons has experienced rapid growth. Its products have proved to be extremely popular gift items, and customers continue to find satisfaction in using them. Flirty Aprons is the world-leader in apron e-commerce sales. As a whole, Flirty Aprons has grown, on average, 74% per year for the last four years. If you'd like to become a part of Flirty Aprons, check out their Affiliate Program Here!


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Our Trip To The Local Amish

We frequent our local Amish Community in Etheridge TN, also known as Amish Country to buy fresh vegetables. Right now there are only a few things to choose from but I love to go visit! I snapped a few pictures from the car and made sure not to get any face pics of any of the Amish to respect their beliefs

It was a beautiful day to hang some clothes on the line!

I LOVED this house on Tom Lane. He had so many farm animals and we went right at "birthing season" so I got to see all sorts of babies including pigs and goats! Not to mention the fresh turnip greens and spinach, and the best homemade tomato juice!

Another view of Tom Lane

The one room school house

The ground is ready for planting

He was traveling to the home of the next picture to help I would assume


True teamwork

The horses came over to greet us as we were leaving

It was a beautiful day and I cannot wait to go back when all of the vegetables are ready for sale. I encourage anyone with an Amish Community nearby to take a visit. It makes for a great family outing.

iPad Case for Backseat Entertainment




Universal iPad Seat Headrest Case.

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Twins!

Of course I was not prepared when they came but they came nonetheless. When I got my goats in November they were already pregnant and the guy had no idea how far along so it was simply a waiting game. I got them the 2nd week of November 2012 so I knew the time would be getting close. At 9:30 PM Saturday my daughter started yelling, "Mama there's a baby goat, I hear it!" I figured she had probably just heard the Mama goat and thought it was a baby until she started screaming again. I get up and go out there, and this is what I see! The pictures somehow make them look bigger than what they really are

Maple (Girl)

Willow (Boy)

Now to wait for the other Mama to have babies! Oh the excitement! 


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